Tudor Place, the National Zoo, the National Museum of the American Indian and Glen Echo Park are hosting Halloween events this weekend. The Smithsonian African American Film Festival continues through Saturday and the Washington International Horse Show is at Capital One Arena through Sunday. On Sunday morning, a howitzer blast will signal the start of this year’s Marine Corps Marathon. For more upcoming events, visit The Georgetowner’s online calendar.
San Francisco Ballet at the Kennedy Center
The company brings to D.C. two programs from its “Unbound” festival of new works. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon, works by Edwaard Liang, Cathy Marston and Justin Peck will be presented; on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, works by Trey McIntyre, Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson. Shows are: Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $129. For details, visit kennedy-center.org or call 202-467-4600.
Rachel Whiteread Symposium
Noted academics, artists and curators will give illustrated lectures at a free symposium devoted to contemporary British sculptor Rachel Whiteread in the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For details, visit nga.gov or call 202-737-4215.
Día de los Muertos After Hours
The National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW, hosts a free Día de los Muertos After Hours on Friday, Oct 26, at 6:30 p.m., during the museum’s three-day Day of the Dead festival. Mariachi Los Amigos and Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra will perform. Participants can create a mural, make paper marigolds and visit the galleries, with food and drink available. For details, visit americanindian.si.edu.
Night of the Living Zoo
Night of the Living Zoo, an adults-only event sponsored by Groupon, returns to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. with a sword swallower, a fire eater, a comedy juggler, a living marionette stilt-walker, a zombie violinist and a body painter, plus dancing, food trucks, animal encounters and a costume contest. Tickets are $40. For details, visit nationalzoo.si.edu.
Outdoor Voices Dog Jog
On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m., Active lifestyle brand Outdoor Voices is celebrating the opening of its shop in Georgetown, 3025 M St. NW, with a Dog Jog, a fun and casual dog-friendly run around the neighborhood. Dogs are not required. For details, visit outdoorvoices.com.
Mary Ann Jung: Pirate Queen
The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, invites children between the ages of 4 and 10 to don their pirate garb and set sail with Captain Jean, the Pirate Queen, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. In this fast-moving show, kids volunteer for duty hoisting the rigging, swabbing the deck and looking for land while learning details of foreign cultures. Admission is free with RSVP. For details, visit thenationaldc.org or call 800-447-7400.
Trick or Treat at Tudor Place
On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., area families can explore the Tudor Place gardens, trick-or-treat throughout the site, paint pumpkins, make superhero bracers and owl decorations, play traditional games and get their faces painted. Costumes are suggested but not required. Tickets are $15 for children and $5 for adult chaperones. Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st St. NW. For details, visit tudorplace.org.
Fall Frolic at Glen Echo
At Fall Frolic, a free Halloween-themed family event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard in Glen Echo, Maryland, kids can decorate pumpkins, have their faces painted and trick-or-treat in the park’s resident art studios and galleries. The celebration will conclude with a costume parade at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. For details, visit glenechopark.org.
Closing Night: African American Film Festival
Also on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 1400 Constitution Ave. NW, the Smithsonian African American Film Festival will premiere “If Beale Street Could Talk” by Barry Jenkins. A party featuring DJ Bobbito García will follow. Tickets are $50. For details, visit aafilmfest.si.edu.
In Series: ‘Figaro in Four Quartets’
This In Series production — sung in Italian with English dialogue and supertitles — reimagines Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” using the poetry of T.S. Eliot. Timothy Nelson directs a cast of nine plus a chamber ensemble, with mesmerizing visuals by Dutch artist Guus Mostart. Performances are Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. Tickets are $20 to $45. For details, visit inseries.org or call 202-204-7763.
Marine Corps Marathon
An M2A1 Howitzer is the starting gun for the Marine Corps Marathon, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7:55 a.m. (wheelchair and handcycle participants start at 7:45), halfway between the Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Drive on Route 110 in Arlington, Virginia. The event also features a family festival from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Crystal City and a finish festival in downtown Rosslyn. For details, visit marinemarathon.com.
‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ at Oak Hill
Also on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., the Oak Hill Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation presents “Sin and Salvation in George Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the Bardo,’” a free lecture by Adrian Vaagenes, digital and archival services librarian at Woodstock Theological Library and Georgetown University. The lecture will take place in the cemetery’s Renwick Chapel, 3001 R St. NW. For details, visit oakhillcemeterydc.org.